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Shot for Equestrian Living Magazine, check out some of our photographs of the art of making custom crafted polo mallets at Tato’s. One of the very few creators that caters to the top Polo players from around the globe.
“The most important element of mallet making is the mallet cane, which is crafted from manau, a member of the rattan family typically harvested in Southeast Asia. We order the raw canes with the root, my father makes the decision where to cut it. He’s the one who knows exactly what our clientele is looking for.”
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Blending Equestrian Lifestyle and Fashion Photography, renowned photographer George Kamper created a spectacular Cover and spreads for the inaugural issue of Pegasus Magazine. Celebrating the Pegasus World Cup Invitational, George and his unequaled crew consisting of fashion stylist aficionado Danny Santiago, Make up Artist Leslie Munsell of Beauty for Real, with Hair Artistry provided by Steph Milner Giles conceived the striking Cover and inside spreads.
The Pegasus statue is the 2nd largest free sculpture in the US, immediately following the Statue of Liberty. "Arranging our model and lighting set up for the magic moment was conceived by the team as the defining photo. Additional photos appear in the stables and throughout the Gulfstream grounds. Kamper’s challenges included the safety of the crew and horses and creating lighting and effects on site that would not interfere or scare the race horses.
Take a look at the results, we think they are stunning and worthy of helping to define the much-anticipated sporting event that will surpass the $10 million Dubai World Cup as the world’s richest thoroughbred horse race.
You can read more here: Pegasus Magazine: Pegasus World Cup Invitational - World Red Eye
Can't wait to celebrate our first ever publishing title #PEGASUSmagazine tonight with cover model Karina Gubanova as well as the start of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational weekend. See you at the races! #WREfilmsPosted by Seth Browarnik on Friday, January 27, 2017
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The first challenge we had to overcome were the locations. We needed an isolated tennis court so we could set up and control the lighting as well as have Caroline in a space she felt comfortable in, and that was away from onlookers. We also needed a pool area where we could control and secure privacy and that was very close to the first location. We didn’t have a lot of time for changing locations or money for paying location fees, motor-homes, etc... We also didn’t have time for moving in and out of hotels on Easter Sunday. We were very fortunate to have use of our Make Up artist’s residence and pool in South Beach. It worked out that it was only a few blocks away from a friend of her hubby’s, who had a tennis court! We were only allowed 2 hours for this shoot in total, as Caroline needed to be interviewed and catch a flight the same afternoon!
A couple of additional challenges we had to overcome included our original wardrobe stylist finding out that after she had accepted this project and spoken to the editor, received last minute notification that she had two weeks to move out of her home. The same week of our shoot! Sometimes what feels like a bad situation can turn into an opportunity. I had been talking about and researching a new wardrobe stylist that was doing great work so fortunately and with the help of her Agent she was able to jump in and not skip a beat. I greatly appreciate both of you- Katherine Lande, an amazing wardrobe stylist as well as her agent and friend, Carole Ann Belle of Belle & Co. I also have to give a great big Thank you to Leslie Munsell, our go to make up stylist. She not only hooked us up with the locations, but when the hair artist showed up late, Leslie stepped in and took care of things! Thank you Leslie, you somehow manage to make my life better on every shoot!
I rely on a top team of professionals for both my Advertising as well as my editorial work. I know and appreciate that every time we do an editorial, they are all kicking in part of their well-deserved fees to help me out on a shoot that has a challenging budget and usually difficult timing! You can catch the Behind the Scenes video and credits below. Many thanks to Christine Craig, my retoucher and editor, for always doing amazing work!
Behind the Scenes!